A New Challenge Announcement!


(Click HERE, to find the Prompt for the current week)

When I decided to start a blogging event, I was spoilt for choice with many different kinds of challenges available. I wanted to do something different so I asked my fellow bloggers from the Blogging 101 Alumni for some suggestions.

One of the suggestions was Haiku based on a theme/prompt and the other suggestion was Limerick Poetry. I liked both suggestions and did not know which one to choose. So I did what I do every time I find myself unable to choose between 2 options. I flip a coin!

And that is exactly what I did, I flipped the coin. When the coin was on air, I found myself wishing for the Limerick Poetry to win!

Thus it was decided that the weekly challenge from Mind and Life Matters is Limerick Poetry Challenge. Now that we have established that, let’s lay down some rules for the challenge. Every challenge has rules, otherwise what is the fun of having a challenge, don’t you agree?

The rules of this challenge:

  1. Each week, a prompt (A Word) will be supplied and participants are to use this prompt as a base for their limericks.
  1. Participants can opt to either use the word (prompt) itself or a synonym of the word to use in their limerick. This is a MUST. Either the word or a synonym of the word must be a part of your limerick!
  1. This challenge will run from Thursday to Thursday, and you may add your limerick anytime during these specific days.
  1. Please tag your Limerick with: Limerick Poetry Challenge post so that I get the pingback and check out your limerick (This step is important).
  1. Add your story’s url to this website’s comments. (In time I will provide an InLinkz link-up). (This step is also important so I will know who has participated).
  1. If you are interested in participating in this challenge, please follow this blogsite to receive instant email notifications of the post with the Word prompts for each week.
  1. The main purpose of this challenge is to have fun and learn. Those who are able to mentor and help others grow in their writing; you are encouraged to do so. All constructive feedback should be communicated in a kind and helpful manner AND received in a welcoming manner.
  1. The first Word Prompt will be provided at the end of this post. All Limericks are due in by Thursday, October 15, 2015.
  1. The winner for the challenge will be announced in a post on Friday. The winner will receive a complimentary Amazon Gift Certificate from Mind and Life Matters!

The Word Prompt for the very first Limerick Poetry Challenge is ‘FALL. Here is my take on the prompt:

Fall is finally here

It is the best time of the Year

As Elsa and Iron Man, We go

Trick or treating with my beau

Seizing treats from near and dear!

I hope you spread the word and will take part in the challenge every week!

85 thoughts on “A New Challenge Announcement!

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  4. I couldn’t agree more Maddy. The reason we don’t want to go obscene is to keep the blog and everything associated with it clean…lol 😉
    Nonsense limericks are fun to read….and may or may not make one laugh or at least smirk! Hehe


  5. I know that Neta 🙂
    Rashmi asked me to take liberties with rhyming and keeping the word or synonym.

    You can take part in the challenge and do it nicely as you are well-versed with poetry 🙂

    Love and light ❤

    Anand 🙂

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  6. Vibrant, typically a limerick is five lines with an aabba rhyming pattern. Lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme with each other; lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other.Simply shown::
    There was a little boy named Joe
    Who fell and hurt his big toe
    He cried to his mother
    And then to his brother
    “I fell cause I wouldn’t go slow.”

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  7. I am in for this one 🙂 Though I don’t know how much will I succeed 😛 but I have question for you …The only constraint is to use the given word or its synonym in poetry ..right ? no constraint on the no of lines and syllables ??

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  9. Thanks Maddy. Though what I said was based on the Wikipedia references. We can keep them innocent. But usually they are humorous–maybe dark humor–I wouldn’t know as I have not done Limerick and neither read it. Thanks for sharing your views on it. As it is a challenge I will try to learn something by doing it 🙂

    Have a lovely day ahead.

    Love and light ❤
    Anand 🙂

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  11. Anand I can’t see where is says a Limerick is necessarily obscene, although I do know an obscene one that I will not be able to share with you here. (Edward Lear?
    They are usually a bit cheeky though lol!!!
    I have entered the challenge but have kept it quite innocent.
    Here is an example of the way the syllables originally went and as Wikipedia notes, it may have been developed into more nonsense verse without the same meter.

    The limerick packs laughs anatomical
    Into space that is quite economical.
    But the good ones I’ve seen
    So seldom are clean
    And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

    True ‘dat!

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  12. Thank you for the kind words Anand!
    No you don’t have to follow the exact rules of the limericks in the true sense….that is number and length of the syllables…which is why I didn’t mention that in the rules.
    All you need to make sure of in the limerick is that you use the word or the synonym of the word (prompt) in your poem and that somewhere it is rhyming!
    I hope you will take part in this one too Anand….would not be fun without you..! 🙂

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  13. It’s a wonderfully organized challenge. Everything you do is so well organized.

    I went to Wikipedia and they did not define Limerick properly, so I don’t know how to manage syllables and all. Moreover, they say you need to be ‘obscene’ for it to be a genuine limerick. Non-obscene ones don’t work at all!

    I will observe you guys and then do a poem when I am familiar with the rules.

    I have shared it on social media to increase participation.

    Love and light ❤

    Anand 🙂

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  14. Sounds fun. Count me in,. I’m not sure of the procedure; So, I plan to post on my own home page, put Limerick Poetry Challenge on tag line and add my URL here. onetahayes.com
    Am I in? Hope so, I already have my limerick sizzling to be turned loose. Much success to you, Rashmi.

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